India, long an obstruction in climate talks, pledges to cut its CO2 intensity by up to 35%
India has pledged to slash its emissions intensity relative to economic growth and make a massive push on clean energy by 2030 as part of its formal submission to the United Nations ahead of landmark global warming negotiations in Paris.
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Smart meters about to take center stage in Europe's electrical grids
After several false starts, 2017 could be the year when smart meters finally run wild across Europe. That's when Germany -- the last holdout among major industrialized nations in the European Union -- is set to begin pushing out a ramped-up rollout of smart meters in a phased-in process that now has the support of the country's 900 distribution service operators.